SWAN

Simulating Waves Nearshore

Simulating Waves Nearshore (SWAN) is a coastal model of wave dynamics and wind-wave interactions, as well as coastal wave interactions with aquatic vegetation and infrastructure.

Developer
TU Delft
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to swanmodel.sourceforge.net
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is variable and can range from very small area scale to global ocean scale. Cell shape can be rectangular, curvilinear, or triangular with cartesian or spherical coordinates. The grid can be structured or unstructured. Smaller grids may be required based on variation in the bathymetry/shoreline for a region.
Temporal Resolution
The temporal resolution is variable. Computation time differs between the input data time step and output reporting step. Computation time steps should be set to capture current and wind variation.
Outputs
Outputs include wave parameters such as spectra, heights, periods, force, diffusion and diffraction. All outputs can be provided in 1D and 2D formats.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters are accounted for through the input files.
Geographic Region
coast
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
high
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
unknown
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
simulation
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
29-May-19
User Manual
go to documentation at swanmodel.sourceforge.net